“…badass, empowering and hopeful all at the same time.”
Roots Music Canada
Zhawenim (to love unconditionally), is a collection of songs about Residential Schools, Resistance, Climate Change, and Baamaadziwin (the good life). Raven and ShoShona have integrated Anishinabek Song Lines and modern production into Zhawenim with their co-producer JUNO Award winning Hill Kourkoutis. This album holds songs of love, for the land, the waters, and for lovers. When you listen to Zhawenim, you can hear the love that was put into this music.
Digging Roots breathes life into songs from their land, Turtle Island, to raise their voices in solidarity with a global chorus of Indigenous artists, activists and change-makers.
For over a decade, JUNO Award winners Digging Roots have travelled the world with a joyful message of resistance, celebrating Anishinaabe and Onkwehón:we traditions of round dance and interconnectedness interwoven with the bedrock sounds of blues, soul and rock n’ roll. The beating hearts of Digging Roots, founding duo ShoShona and Raven, have released 4 albums which have received numerous awards including 2 JUNO Awards, a Native American Music Award and multiple Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards. Zhawenim is nominated for 3 Canadian Folk Music Awards and has passed the first ballot for GRAMMY consideration. The band tours across Turtle Island and internationally including performances at Glastonbury and fresh off WOMAD South Africa.